Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Consumer Reports Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Italian Community Services San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GreatNonprofits San Mateo CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
DowntownABQ Mainstreet Initiative N/A NM United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A KS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
BMe Networks N/A FL United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,622
California Black Media N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
1M1B Foundation N/A NV United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation N/A OH United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Consumer Reports Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Italian Community Services San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GreatNonprofits San Mateo Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
DowntownABQ Mainstreet Initiative N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund Inc N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
BMe Networks N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,622
California Black Media N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
1M1B Foundation N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
REDF CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mission Asset Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
StartOut CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Ventures WA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 82,811
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 98,051
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Diversity Foundation, Inc. VT Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Represent.Us Education Fund MA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund TX Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jounce Partners Inc PA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 675,362

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Consumer Reports Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Italian Community Services United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GreatNonprofits United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
DowntownABQ Mainstreet Initiative United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
BMe Networks United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
City of San Jose United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,622
California Black Media United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
1M1B Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 11,440,372

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13110 records found.